On the List | Blitz Capitol Hill Arts Walk, Choral Festival, Maple Viewing Festival, Year-Round Farmers Market

by jaycoxfilm via CHS flickr

by jaycoxfilm via CHS flickr

Best news all week: starting this winter, the Broadway Farmer’s Market at Pike and Broadway goes year round. No more January – March hiatus. Hooray! CHS talked with organizers about the push to go year round on Broadway at the start of the 2013 season. Every week the market offers a fresh alternative to grocery produce, bread, cheese, cut flowers and more. Shop the market this Sunday and every Sunday, 11a – 3p.

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Weekend highlights:

Blitz Capitol Hill Arts Walk 

John Osgood, at Poco wine + spirits

John Osgood, at Poco wine + spirits

On Thursday, three art shows lean into Capitol Hill’s official holiday(tm) with Halloween/Day of the Dead themed shows. Opening at True Love Art Gallery is “Dia de los Muertos” art show featuring sugar skulls and more by favorite artists. Poco wine + spirits opens their second annual Day of the Dead group show featuring works by artists with a flair for the macabre. The Pine Box (a former mortuary! Haunted!)  features the creepy masks of Dean Hudgin’s “Faces of All Hallow’s Eve.”

FranHolt1 (861x505)Plenty of non-creepy shows provide balance, such as Fran Holt’s large scale carousel horse-themed large paintings at Ghost Gallery, the “Sweet Angels” polaroid show by Adrien Leavitt at Hard L, and the 20th Anniversary Exhibition: Northwest Focus at Photo Center Northwest.  Check out all of the art walk events and shows from your phone – the BlitzCapitolHill.com site is mobile-friendly and can magically tell you which shows are nearest to you.

Plus, don’t forget about the unveiling of the new Lamps Meninas installation as a former restaurant building on 15th Ave E is further transformed.

Seattle Sings: 2013 Choral Festival

St. Mark’s Cathedral is host to the first ever Seattle Sings choral festival, organized by the Greater Seattle Choral Consortium. The event is free and is scheduled Friday, 7p – 9:30p and Saturday, 10a – 9p. Over 25 groups will perform over the two days, including Northwest Boyschoir, Choir of the Sound, Seattle Bach Choir, Northwest Chamber Chorus. View schedule.

by zenobia_joy, from the CHS flickr group

by zenobia_joy, from the CHS flickr group

Momijigari Maple Viewing Festival

The Japanese Garden in the Arboretum highlights the beauty of the maple tree in fall with their annual Momijigari Maple Viewing Festival. You’ll still need to pay gate admission ($4 – $6, but once in docents will lead guided tours, there will be musical performances, plus an opportunity to make an art print using natural materials. Coinciding with the maple festival is the annual bonsai show, where you can marvel at a 6-inch juniper bush older than your mother.

More upcoming events… below.

Jul 24 – Jul 28 all-day Metrix Create Space
Adventure Survival is a table-top role playing game created for elementary school students. What will your character be? A talking hamster? A unicorn that shoots rainbows? A carebear? A robot shark? Come create a character, roll the dice and see … Continue reading
Jul 25 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Center for Urban Horticulture, Isaacson Boardroom
4 Tuesday Mornings, 10am-12pm, July 11-August 1 Capture the essence of flowers and foliage in this 4-part class with simple, quick techniques and portable materials! While using the beautiful perennial beds and borders at the Center for Urban Horticulture as … Continue reading
Jul 25 @ 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM The Growl Store
Every Tuesday is Taster Tuesday.  Tasters are only $0.75, the perfect excuse to try great local beer.  Bring your growler or get one here. Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Jul 25 @ 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Seattle Central College - Fine Arts Building
7 Tuesdays | 6/27/2017 – 8/15/2017 | 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Expand your world! Brazil is a beautiful fusion of cultures, and this class will be your guide into the thick of it. Discover the basic rhythms and soul … Continue reading
Jul 25 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Fleet Feet Sports Seattle
Join us for our six-ish mile all paces run. For Tuesday run, we have a winter route at 5.7 mi and a summer route at 6.3 mi.  The summer route explores the trails of Interlaken and the Arboretum.  The winter … Continue reading
Jul 25 @ 6:15 PM – 7:30 PM Quantum Martial Arts
General class is open to all students and starts with 45 minutes of stretching and calisthenics, followed by 45 minutes of drill. In this class the students are drilled on techniques specific to their belt level. Exercises include combination, target, … Continue reading
Jul 25 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Sam's Tavern
Form teams, or come alone and meet new friends. Pop culture, current events, a music round, picture round, and a matching round. along with bonus questions throughout the night. And who knows what else will be thrown at you. It’s … Continue reading
Jul 26 @ 12:00 PM Canterbury Ale House
More fun than a barrel full of monkeys… Pub Trivia. Get drinks as prizes for answering questions correctly. Great food, great drinks, and some questions to answer to get more beer and food. It’s free to play, prizes to top … Continue reading
Jul 26 @ 8:30 AM – 9:45 AM Volunteer Park
FREE OUTDOOR YOGA IN VOLUNTEER PARK Wednesday mornings from 8:30AM to 9:45AM, starting July 12 and ending August 30 Yoga in the Park will let you get fit and get going!  Taught by Patty Helberg certified in Vini and Anusara … Continue reading
Jul 26 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Center for Urban Horticulture, Isaacson Boardroom
4 Tuesday Mornings, 10am-12pm, July 11-August 1 Capture the essence of flowers and foliage in this 4-part class with simple, quick techniques and portable materials! While using the beautiful perennial beds and borders at the Center for Urban Horticulture as … Continue reading
Jul 26 @ 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Occidental Square Park
Join us this summer for our public art project! Each Wednesday, from 11:30am – 1:30pm, we are inviting the public to make two, solar-powered lanterns: one to keep and one to gift to an unhoused community member. This is an … Continue reading
Jul 26 @ 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM Chophouse Row
Chophouse Row is getting ready to host a weekly farmers market in its courtyard running every Wednesday night from 4 to 8 pm, year-round, rain or shine with the first market scheduled for November 2, 2016. Organized and curated by … Continue reading
Jul 26 @ 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM Seattle Central College - Broadway Edison Building
6 Wednesdays | 7/5/2017 – 8/9/2017 | 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM Prepare yourself for real-life conversations in Spanish at the advanced level. During this class, you’ll immerse yourself in Spanish language and culture through: Listening to podcasts in Spanish … Continue reading
Jul 26 @ 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM Seattle Central College - Broadway Edison Building
6 Wednesdays | 7/12/2017 – 8/16/2017 | 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Want to design business cards/letterhead, an ad, a brochure or newsletter but don’t know where to begin? Join Seattle Central’s expert graphic designer as you learn to effectively … Continue reading
Jul 26 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Seattle Central College - Fine Arts Building
6 Wednesdays | 7/5/2017 – 8/9/2017 | 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Explore your creativity in this inspiring class designed to make use of all of your senses! During this dynamic, hands-on class, you’ll crawl under the surface of different … Continue reading
Jul 26 @ 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM Seattle Central College - Fine Arts Building
8 Wednesdays | 6/28/17 – 8/16/17 | 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM Have you always wanted to learn how to draw? Have you had some experience that you’d like to build upon? This class is excellent for both beginning and … Continue reading
Jul 27 @ 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM The SweatBox Yoga
Practice a one-hour class at The SweatBox  Every Tuesday and Thursday 930am class through Labor Day is only $12 for a drop in (normally $20). Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Jul 27 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Center for Urban Horticulture, Isaacson Boardroom
4 Tuesday Mornings, 10am-12pm, July 11-August 1 Capture the essence of flowers and foliage in this 4-part class with simple, quick techniques and portable materials! While using the beautiful perennial beds and borders at the Center for Urban Horticulture as … Continue reading
Jul 27 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Fleet Feet Sports Seattle
Join us for this very social 3.5 mile jaunt through the neighborhood followed by food and drinks at Linda’s.  We keep the pace easy and the atmosphere fun. Sometimes we change location. Always check our website to confirm the run.Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Jul 27 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
EastPAC evaluates and advocates for public safety priorities and quality of life issues for stakeholders in Seattle’s East Precinct. EastPAC Community Meetings are held from 6:30 to 8:00 PM each fourth Thursday, except for November and December, when we meet … Continue reading
Jul 28 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Center for Urban Horticulture, Isaacson Boardroom
4 Tuesday Mornings, 10am-12pm, July 11-August 1 Capture the essence of flowers and foliage in this 4-part class with simple, quick techniques and portable materials! While using the beautiful perennial beds and borders at the Center for Urban Horticulture as … Continue reading
Jul 28 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM St. James Cathedral
2017 Summer Organ Recital Series: Renée Anne Louprette Friday, July 28 at 7:00pm Program: Bach – Pièce d’orgue, BWV 572 Marais (organ transcription by Louprette) – Alcyone, Suite des Airs À Joüer (1706) Isoir – Six Variations sur un Psaume … Continue reading
Jul 28 @ 7:30 PM – Aug 19 @ 10:00 PM Annex Theatre
It’s time to revisit the finer points of higher learning, hard lessons, and hot lunch in NITE SKOOL! Get your ass to class for this genre-blending, boundary-crushing skool nite full of music, dance, comedy, and so much more as we … Continue reading
Jul 29 all-day
Join us at Hing Hay Park in the Chinatown-International District for free movies outside every Saturday from July 22 to August 26. There will be live entertainment at dusk and free popcorn. Films start at sundown.  7/22 – A Taste … Continue reading
Jul 29 @ 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Seattle Central College - Mitchell Activity Center
7 Saturdays | 7/8/2017 – 8/19/2017 | 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Often the hardest part of starting an exercise regimen is just that: Starting! True fitness means more than a healthy body — it also means a healthy mind … Continue reading
Jul 29 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Center for Urban Horticulture, Isaacson Boardroom
4 Tuesday Mornings, 10am-12pm, July 11-August 1 Capture the essence of flowers and foliage in this 4-part class with simple, quick techniques and portable materials! While using the beautiful perennial beds and borders at the Center for Urban Horticulture as … Continue reading
Jul 29 @ 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM Quantum Martial Arts
This class is open to kids 6-12. Beginners may start at any time. Taught by our most experienced kid teacher, Mr. Schomberg, mini martial artists develop confidence, strength and leadership skills in our community based school. $80 per month includes … Continue reading
Jul 29 @ 2:00 PM – 10:00 PM Optimism Brewing
Outdoor Project is excited to announce that our Block Party series will hitting Seattle this summer on July 29th from 2pm-10pm. The event will be hosted with Optimism Brewing and will benefit SheJumps. SheJumps mission is to increase the participation … Continue reading
Jul 29 @ 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Volunteer Park Amphitheater
  Saturday, July 29th, 2017 at 5:00 pm. New this year is a “String Play-Along” to Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 where community musicians and SCMS Festival Musicians come together for an on-stage performance collaboration at Volunteer Park’s amphitheater. Musicians … Continue reading
Jul 29 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Volunteer Park Bandshell
Saturday, July 29, 2017- 7pm Held at the amphitheater in Volunteer Park, this FREE event will feature family activities beginning at about 5:30pm. The music of the evening will begin at 7pm and will feature Alexander Borodin’s Quintet for Strings … Continue reading
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